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trying to change b this country. he was the naacp's first field secretary in mississippi. he had fought for his country in world war ii. before coming home to fight for justice here. his assassination by a white supremacist in june of 1963 helped to inspire the march on washington. joining me now is myrlie evers williams, the widow of medgar evers and a legendary civil rights leader in her own right. and historian taylor branch author of the trilogy of books on dr. king and the civil rights movement. thank you both for being on tonight. >> it's a pleasure. >> thank you. >> let me start with you ms. evers williams. your husband was killed in june of '63, and it was part of what really ignited the movement that had already started around having this march. you were the speaker at that march and didn't make it. and one of the things we're most proud of is tomorrow you're going to make that speech at lincoln memorial for the march on washington. >> well, thank you. >> 50 years later. >> thank you ever so much. >> tell us what was running through your mind as you fought in mississippi and th
from lookout mountain, from every hill and molehill from mississippi. from every mountain side, let freedom ring, there is in the scope and grandeur and fragrance of those words the very picture of this land, and this remarkable man managed to raise up civil rights as american rights, as american as the land god gave us. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. \s. >>> i'm live tonight from washington, d.c. tonight's lead, a taste of their own medicine. president obama hit the road today with a message aimed at republicans he es had enough. >> we've seen a faction of republicans in congress that suggest that maybe america shouldn't pay its bills that have already been run up, that we should shut down government if they could shut down obama care. you know, that won't grow our economy, that won't cede jobs, that won't help our middle class. >>> he's right, we could afford it. what doesn't the gop understand? the law was passed, signed into law, upset by the supreme court, reaffirmed by the election. bron chanting. >> ge
white men in mississippi for flirting with a white woman. he was tortured and beaten and shot in the head. the murderers were acquitted and months later they admitted to the killing. a day never to forget. but today we also remember a hopeful day. five years ago today, senator barack obama accepted the democratic nomination for president in 2008. the arc of history bending toward justice. that's why we in our own way must never stop marching, never stop fighting, never stop doing whatever it is we can do. because at the end, right will always overpower wrong. and as the president quoted an old gospel song today, weeping may endure for a night. but if you keep going, joy will definitely come in the morning. we need to keep going because there are mornings that are waiting us if we would just fight through the night. i'm al sharpton. thank you for watching. "hardball" starts right now. >>> a question of character. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. the content of his character. remember that great line in martin luther king's speech? r
on the show, it's no longer them, it's us. you know, i had a farmer from the delta of mississippi. he said i want to identify myself. i'm a white listener. i'm a farmer, and i'm here to tell you we are so upset with the republicans for what they're doing, trying to tie the food stamp into the farm bill. you had bennie thompson, who said as many of the members of the caucus said for the first time in 20 years, they had to vote against the farm bill. people are seeing that these individuals are going against the best interests of their own party. >> there is no doubt about it. i'm going have to leave it there. >> yeah. adults will speak up, al. >> nia-malika henderson and joe madison, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you, rev. >>> coming up, the gop's newest plan to go after hillary clinton. we've seen this scary movie. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. >>> the gop takes th
of mississippi. meredith integrated ole miss back in 1962, becoming the first black student to enroll at the all-white university in the heart of the deep south. segregation is rioted on his first day in campus, forcing president kennedy to send in the national guard to restore order. but james meredith would go on to graduate and continue to advocate for civil rights. his courage is an example to all of us. we're celebrating that kind of courage this friday in a special edition of "politics nation" covering the march on washington 50 years later. joining me, martin luther king iii and congressman john lewis as we look back on dr. king's dream and look ahead to the work yet to be done. it's all on the night before the march on washington that i'll lead with martin luther king iii. we hope you'll tune into that show and join us for the march. yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? apply cold therapy in the first 24 hours. but not just any cold. i only use new ther
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